33rd Annual Art Auction
Join the Art Gallery of Grande Prairie in celebration of its 33rd Annual Art Auction, where you will see local, regional and national artwork on display. Enjoy a sparkling champagne reception and delicious food catered by Jeffery’s Café, all while relaxing to local live music. Each guest will receive an elegant commemorative art auction catalogue illustrating every artwork in the live and silent auction. All funds raised at the Art Auction directly support the Art Gallery of Grande Prairie.
Saturday, April 13, 2013
Doors open at 6:45 pm
Teresa Sargent Hall, Montrose Cultural Centre,
9839 – 103 Avenue, Grande Prairie, AB
Tickets are $100 each
Join us for the 33rd Annual Art Auction! Tickets are still available, but going fast. Call the Art Gallery at (780) 532 – 8111 to reserve your tickets today!
Thank You Artists
We have received donations from 73 generous artists from the Peace Region, central Alberta and British Columbia. The style and medium of artworks include paintings, drawings, mixed media, jewellery, sculptures, printmaking, woodworking, and photographs.
Artwork on Display
A large selection of artwork in the Art Auction is on display this week in the Teresa Sargent Hall and is open to the public. Please note, small artworks and sculptures will be on display the night of the event.
Are you unable to attend the Art Auction on Saturday night? We don’t want you to miss out on the opportunity to bid on your favourite artwork. View the artworks on display in the Teresa Sargent Hall and fill out one of the absentee bidder forms available at the Art Gallery’s reception desk.
An Afternoon with Phil Richards
Two very special FREE events presented in partnership with Reel Shorts Film Festival
Saturday, May 4, 2013
Art Gallery of Grande Prairie – Lower Level
1:30 – 2:30 pm
Senior Canadian artist Phil Richards, creator of the official Diamond Jubilee portrait of Queen Elizabeth II for the Government of Canada, will discuss his career and motivations for a general audience. Phil will screen the NFB short documentary about his Royal Portrait “The Portrait” by the Academy Award nominated director Hubert Davis as part of this presentation.
Portraiture Master Class
3:00 – 5:30 pm
Phil Richards will lecture in depth on the process he employed when creating the Queen’s portrait, and he will perform an extended demonstration of his drawing method, which audience members will be welcome to participate in the drawing lesson in their sketchbooks or to simply observe as they please. This is a rare opportunity to learn the working methods of one of Canada’s premier painters.